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U.S. Navy releases video of Laser Weapon System

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The U.S. Navy has released video demonstrating their new Laser Weapon System (LaWS), showing a destroyer-mounted laser shooting down a drone.

The laser is being called a "game changer," and the Navy believes it will work especially well against small boats and aerial targets.

Another great benefit, according to reports - it will only cost about $1 to fire the laser, much cheaper than conventional missiles.

The system is expected to be headed for the Persian Gulf next year on the USS Ponce.

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